Asuka pulled double duty at SummerSlam in an effort to avenge her former tag team partner Kairi Sane when she faced both Bayley and Sasha Banks in separate matches.
Earlier in the night, Asuka was defeated by Bayley after Banks helped her partner to retain her SmackDown Women’s Champion but Bayley was unable to do the same thing for The Boss.
Asuka and Sasha Banks put on a fantastic show with Bayley at ringside and The Blueprint was able to escape the Asuka Lock numerous times.
The finish of the match saw Bayley’s interference fail to phase the Empress of Tomorrow but when Banks looked to lock in the Bank Statement, Asuka rolled through into her finisher to make the Champion tap for her second Raw Women’s Championship.
After the match, it was obvious that Banks was annoyed with Bayley following the match and the two women looked awkward as they sat in the ring watching Asuka celebrate her victory.
Could this be another step towards the rumored feud between Banks and Bayley or will Banks set her sights on The Empress of Tomorrow and demand a rematch at Payback, even though The Boss is already defending her Women’s Tag Team Championship as part of next week’s show.